Congress is giving the Defense Department too many acquisition reforms and not enough employees to do the job, says one top Pentagon official.
The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees committed to reforming the bloated defense acquisition system a couple of years ago. So far they have devolved acquisition power to the military service chiefs and reduced paperwork burdens for program managers.
The 2017 defense authorization bill takes things a step further by splitting DoD’s chief acquisition officer position in two and putting an emphasis on fixed-price contracts. The bill does that all while mandating reductions in the Senior Executive Service and in headquarters staff.
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